If you are unsure that your issue is a legal matter, please talk to a Student Support Advisor at RMIT Connect before seeking an appointment with our lawyer.

Our lawyer will respond to you within three working days with legal information about your problem and/or a referral to a more suitable legal service if appropriate. If our lawyer can assist you further, we will recommend that you make an appointment to get free and confidential legal advice.

Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the City campus, or via Skype from the Student Services Centre at Brunswick or Bundoora, or anywhere else you can access Skype.

We can assist with the following legal matters:

  • fines (including public transport (MYKI), driving, toll and parking)
  • traffic accidents and driving problems
  • renting and tenancy
  • employment law
  • criminal law and police powers
  • consumer and debt matters
  • Safety related matters (in an emergency contact Police on 000).

Legal matters we cannot help with:

  • legal matters against RMIT (see RUSU Student Rights)
  • legal matters against other RMIT students
  • where the service had previously acted for the other party in a related matter
  • property law (e.g. conveyancing)
  • commercial law (e.g. setting up a business)
  • migration law
  • family law (e.g. arrangements for children, property settlements, child protection matters)
  • mediation
  • wills
  • intellectual property (e.g. trademark or copyright law)
  • academic matters.

For legal matters where we cannot help we recommend you contact the Victorian Legal Aid Helpline on 1300 792 387.

For legal information in Victoria we recommend you read either the Victorian Legal Aid website or The Law Handbook.

If you are unsure if we can assist please do not hesitate to contact us. We may be able to offer some legal information in relation to your query and will do our best to facilitate an appropriate referral.

If you would like to contact our lawyer please email student.legal@rmit.edu.au. Note only emails from current RMIT student email addresses will be responded to.

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The RMIT Student Legal Service website contains general information only. This information is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice. The RMIT Student Legal Service does not accept liability for any action taken based on information contained on this site or for any loss suffered as a result of reliance on information contained on this site. If you would like advice regarding a specific problem, please contact the RMIT Student Legal Service.